In 1990 L.D. "Dave" Bridgewater bought a 1974 988A Caterpillar wheel loader and began contracting with the AT&SF Railroad as an "on call as needed service." His prior experience had opened the door to that opportunity. In 1977 Mr. Bridgewater was hired on to the AT&SF Railroad as a track labor. Soon after hiring on, he began working with "Group 5". At that time, Group 5 were the heavy equipment operators that supported all of the railroad's maintenance projects with railroad owned heavy equipment. Sometime around 1986 Group 5 was abolished and most of the equipment sold off. This provided an opportunity for more work to be done by outside heavy equipment contractors. Mr. Bridgewater then went to work for one of those contractors for a short time until June of 1990 when he formed Bridgewater Equipment. Bridgewater Equipment quickly grew into a small business based on Mr. Bridgewater's safe and professional reputation. Safety, honesty, integrity, and excellence are some of the values that have driven the success of Bridgewater Equipment.
Those same values have been instilled into both of his sons, David & Chris. In 2017 L.D. Bridgewater retired after 20+ years of grooming his two sons, and nearly 40 years in the railroad maintenance and construction industry. He continues to mentor his sons as they guide Bridgewater Equipment into the future.
In the 28 years since its inception, Bridgewater Equipment has grown to cover all of California and Arizona. We have 3 locations in CA: San Bernardino, Fresno & Stockton, with 1 location in Mohave Valley, AZ. Our strategically placed equipment allows us to rapidly respond to any railroad emergency. Our trucks and equipment are maintained at the highest level and are always ready to respond. Our highly trained operators and drivers are well versed in all of the railroad intricacies and always ready to serve the railroad industry.
Our highly trained staff is well versed in the safest and most efficient methods in all aspects of railroad construction. We also have all the necessary equipment, maintained at the highest level, to complete all task efficiently.
Bridge Construction and replacements
AT GRADE XINGS
"Bridgewater Equipment is the A-team when it comes to our trucking and heavy equipment needs. Always ready, always flexible!"
-Doug Lydick- Project Coordinator, Southwest Contractors
Family and tradition
Bridgewater Equipment is a heavy equipment rental company who provides 24 hr. railroad emergency service. We specialize in: railroad bridge demo & construction, derailments, switch replacements, at grade crossing replacements, dike & channel construction and other railroad construction & maintenance.
Bridgewater Equipment Inc.
20075 N. Kendall Dr.
San Bernardino, CA
(909)887-0052 - office
(909) 887-4892 - fax